Colombia Nelson Hurtado

April 19, 2022 2 min read

TRANSPARENCY INFO

PRICING COMPARISON 

WE PAID (USD POUND)  

WE PAID (AUD KG)

FARM GATE (AUD KG) 

MARKET PRICE (AUD KG)

FAIR TRADE PRICE (AUD KG)

$5.95

$18.45

$17.10

$3.24

$4.22

 

ABOUT

Nelson Hurtado was born in Jardin, Antioquia and can’t remember a time when he wasn’t picking coffee. In 2005, he followed the fruit to Gaitaniam, gathered his life savings, and bought his very first farm here in 2014.

At El Edén, Nelson has planted more than 35 different species of trees throughout. What’s more, Nelson has always admired birds - and wildlife in general, for that matter. He believes that by maintaining a farm full of biodiversity the land’s fertility will take care of itself. In fact, he’s found that very little fertilizer is needed because the soil is now so rich. For Nelson, this makes up for the difference in what’s been lost to more contemporary farming practices.

This shade-grown coffee has a higher cup profile but takes longer for the coffee trees to produce cherries. Currently, Nelson doesn’t have his own wet mill. Instead, he transports his coffee to a friend’s mill to be processed there, or sells his coffee in whole-cherry form. While currently working towards securing his own mill forEl Edén, he has eight people working with him during each harvest.

This coffee was exposed to a dry aerobic fermentation process of 24 hours, then placed inside GrainPro bags for 90 hours maintaining a temperature below 22 ºC. In this environment, safe bacteria feed on carbohydrates and sugars from the mucilage leading to a higher concentration of lactic acid. Later, the coffee is placed on raised beds until 11% moisture content is achieved. The result? Unique, juicy and utterly delicious.

 

SNAPSHOT 

PROFILE: Chock-full of juicy tropical fruits and candy sweetness. A real pep-up. 

NOTES: * Papaya * Red Apple * Caramelised Pineapple *

NAME: Nelson Hurtado

ORIGIN:  Colombia

REGION: Gaitania, Tolima

PRODUCER: Nelson Hurtado

VARIETY: Yellow Typica

ALTITUDE:  1750 - 1800 MASL

FARM:  El Edén

PROCESS:  Lactic Natural

 

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